The Faculty of Arts is seeking a dynamic Senior Development Officer to work within the Advancement team to support the major gift program. This is an exciting and challenging role that requires a results-oriented and creative individual with demonstrated relationship building skills. We are looking for an individual with proven ability to think strategically and work independently to drive new initiatives or enhance existing programs and to be able to effectively articulate these initiatives.
Desired Skills and Experience
University degree and recent fundraising experience with 3+ year’s of experience in securing major gifts, or extensive equivalent education and experience
Strong track record of success in developing and executing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies at the major gift level, project management and producing supporting material
Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines in an organized manner
Strong leadership, communication (oral and written), presentation, and interpersonal skills
The candidate should have computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, and preference will be given to candidates who have experience with Constituent Management Software (i.e. Raiser’s Edge) or similar applications
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a high functioning team within a dynamic environment is crucial to this role
Strong understanding of the university environment including the integration of research is an asset
Experience fundraising in a university environment is a strong asset
Frequent travel as well as evening and week-end work is a requirement of this position
THE FACULTY OF ARTS is the largest and most diverse of the six faculties at the University of Waterloo. With 15 departments and three schools, we are committed to education and scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, languages and cultures, and the fine and performing arts for the benefit of local to worldwide communities. Our diverse areas of research and teaching address major concerns o...f our time, including globalization, technology, environmental change, and their effects on society, cultures and individuals.ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. A globally focused institution, celebrated as Canada’s most innovative university for 23 consecutive years, Waterloo is home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit https://uwaterloo.ca.Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We invite applications from all interested applicants. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.